Accessibility Statement

Website Accessibility Statement for Castleton Parish Council

This statement refers to the section of Castleton Village Website <> which is maintained by Castleton Parish Council (CPC).  CPC wants as many people as possible to be able to use these webpages.  For example, that means you should be able to

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen. 
  • view the content on mobile devices including when the device orientation is changed from horizontal to vertical.

CPC has also made the text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How Accessible is this website?

CPC knows this website is not fully accessible but is continuing to work towards improving accessibility.  For example, at present it is not possible to

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).
  • modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact CPC by email at or by phone on 07803 966881.

CPC will consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

CPC is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think CPC is not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the clerk (details above).

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you are not happy with how CPC responds to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting CPC or attending CPC meetings in person

An audio induction loop system is available in the Village Hall for use by members of the public when attending meetings. You can contact the Clerk by email or phone (details above).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

CPC is committed to making its webpages accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-Accessible Content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.


Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

CPC plans to add text alternatives for all images by September 2021. In the interim, a note will be attached to such images with guidance about getting the information in an alternative format. When new content is published, CPC will make sure use of images meets accessibility standards.

Navigation and accessing information
  • There is no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
  • It is not possible for users to change the text size of documents without some of the content overlapping.
  • It is not possible for users to navigate most of the content using just a keyboard, using speech recognition software or a screen reader.
Disproportionate Burden

Castleton is one of the smallest parishes in the country.  CPC has considered the cost of making substantial changes to the structure of the webpages to improve navigation and accessing information but, in view of the small budget available and the potentially low numbers of people requiring improved accessibility, believes this would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. The situation will be reviewed at regular intervals.

Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations do not require CPC to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. All new documents will be published in PDF/A format and documents published since September 2018 will be reformatted to PDF/A format by September 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on September 4 2020. It was last reviewed on 11 September 2020.

This website was last assessed on September 11 2020 by the Parish Council.